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Published: 29 February 2020

273 Pages

9 x 6 inches

ISBN: 9781789620382

Bookseller Code (09)

The emergence of a theatrical science of man in France, 1660-1740

Logan J. Connors

Voltaire Foundation in association with Liverpool University Press

Oxford University Studies in The Enlightenment

  • Exciting new perspective on the polemics of affect, emotion, and theatrical performance in early Enlightenment France
  • The first book to highlight the theoretical and theatrical importance of a relatively understudied period in French cultural history
  • A theoretically informed history of the early modern debates on affect, learning, and the role of theater in society
  • Uses diverse sources, including sermons, government documents, plays, and theoretical treatises to describe the connections between theater and the emotions in early modern France
  • A reminder that contemporary debates in theater and performance studies have fascinating parallels in the early modern world